Where is the Queer Writing?

Podcast available Oct 30

With Roz Bellamy, Corrie Chen and Gemma Killen

What’s being written by and for queer audiences right now? What do the ongoing hurdles to writing and publishing in the queer space look like? What are the exciting literary creations and communities that are managing to push those boundaries and flourish? Three creatives talk all things queer writing — from books, to screen, to online.

FWFtalks are available thanks to funding from Besen Family Foundation.

Roz Bellamy’s writing has appeared in Growing Up Queer in AustraliaThe Big Issue, Going Down Swinging, The GuardianHuffington PostKill Your DarlingsMeanjinOverland, SBS, Seizure and the Sydney Morning Herald. Roz is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University and the online editor at Archer Magazine.

Corrie Chen is an award-winning writer and director. Working across comedy and drama, her TV directing work has included Foxtel’s Wentworth, Channel Ten’s Five Bedrooms, and the SBS series Homecoming Queens, which she also executive produced. Her writing has appeared in Women of Letters, Meanjin, and Queerstories.

Gemma Killen is a writer, editor and PhD candidate in gender studies at The Australian National University. Her writing focuses on the everyday minutiae of queer life, community and friendship. Her work has appeared in Growing Up Queer in Australia, Australian Feminist Studies, Autostraddle, Feminartsy and The Big Issue. When she’s not writing, she’s probably sewing or admiring some cats.